Reggello

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Reggello
Comune
Comune di Reggello
Countrysyde in Reggello
Countrysyde in Reggello
Coat of arms of Reggello
Coat of arms
Reggello within the Metropolitan City of Florence
Reggello within the Metropolitan City of Florence
Reggello is located in Italy
Reggello
Reggello
Location of Reggello in Italy
Coordinates: 43°41′N 11°32′E / 43.683°N 11.533°E / 43.683; 11.533
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Metropolitan city Florence (FI)
Frazioni Cancelli, Canova, Cascia, Caselli, Ciliegi, Donnini, Leccio, Matassino, Montanino, Pietrapiana, Pontifogno, Prulli, Saltino, San Clemente, San Donato in Fronzano, Sant'Ellero, Tosi, Vaggio, Vallombrosa
Government
 • Mayor Cristiano Benucci (Partito Democratico)
Area
 • Total 121.68 km2 (46.98 sq mi)
Elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
Population (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total 16,340
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Reggellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 50066
Dialing code 055
Patron saint St. James
Website Official website
Church of St. Agata at Arfoli.
Bonsi Castle in Pietrapiana.

Reggello is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 25 kilometres (16 miles) southeast of Florence. The municipality borders with Castel San Niccolò, Castelfranco Piandiscò, Figline e Incisa Valdarno, Montemignaio, Pelago, and Rignano sull'Arno.

History[edit]

In 1966, seven people were killed and a neighborhood of Reggello was destroyed by a landslide triggered by the same rains that also flooded Florence.

Main sights[edit]

Reggello is home to the Abbey of Vallombrosa, located in the Vallombrosa forest, 10 km (6 mi) from the town centre.

Another sight is the Castle of Sammezzano, located near Leccio, that is a palazzo in Moorish Revival architectural style.

Sport[edit]

The local football team is called S.S. Resco Reggello, now playing in Promozione division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links[edit]

Media related to Reggello at Wikimedia Commons